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Brown notes that Guicciardini also modified the traditional Aristotelian definition of forms of government by creating a political terminology more suited to his preference for meritocracy as evidenced by his spokesman Bernardo del Nero.
39) There are, of course, varying forms of governments from tyranny to constitutional democracy, but Yoder refuses to accept those that would justify any order on grounds without such order anarchy will reign.